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  1. PhilipRhodes

    PhilipRhodes New Member

    Dec 25, 2012
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PhilipRhodes, Dec 25, 2012.

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all : )
    My name is Phil. I'm in University, studying French Language and Literature. I write in my spare time for fun.
    I've been working on a novel, although currently it's on hold. Recently I've been writing short stories.
    I am in a stage where I'm still experimenting with genres, so I cant' really say I belong to a genre or have mastered it : P. I like fiction, science fiction, postmodern transgressive lit and horror though : P
    I won't go to list all my favourite authors, but I guess 5 favourites off the top of my head would be : A. Huxley, J. Kerouac, D. Coupland, W. Burroughs. and J.G Ballard.
    I have been thinking of joining a writing forum community for sometime, mostly to talk with other writers about tips and ideas (I don't know anyone else who writes in my daily life).

    So, pleased to meet you all.
  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Phil!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirements. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Cogito, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.

  3. Trilby

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi Phil and welcome to the forums.

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